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Almond growers seek to protect bees

Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 8:49 p.m.
SURPRISE VISIT

SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 8:17 p.m.
School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 7:29 p.m.
State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

 

 

It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten war” but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 7:25 p.m.
Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

 

 

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2014 1:55 p.m.
Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday’s take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation’s capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 10:52 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 10:53 p.m.
Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

 

 

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 10:56 p.m.
Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year’s season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year’s market.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 10:52 p.m.
Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 10:51 p.m.
Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it — twice.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:44 p.m.
Chop shop found in Turlock

Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:32 p.m.
Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:20 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 7:22 p.m.
Woman, teens charged with theft

Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:22 p.m.
County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.  

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:19 p.m. | Updated: oct. 24, 2014 7:20 p.m.
Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:20 p.m.
Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:20 p.m.
Here come the pumpkins

Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:19 p.m.
Three arrested for murder

Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 8:33 p.m.
Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District’s meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:54 p.m.
Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school’s Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:49 p.m.
Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:50 p.m.
America says no to cappuccino potato chips

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America’s latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:46 p.m.

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